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Wed May 16, 2018, 07:24 PM

Airlines must continue to accept service animals: U.S. agency

Source: Reuters

U.S. MAY 16, 2018 / 2:16 PM / UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO

Airlines must continue to accept service animals: U.S. agency

Reuters Staff
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department told U.S. airlines on Tuesday that they must continue to allow the transport of the most common service animals, but said it was asking for public comment about amending its existing regulations.

The department said in a statement that it “wants to ensure that individuals with disabilities can continue using their service animals while also helping to ensure that the fraudulent use of other animals not qualified as service animals is deterred.”

There are growing concerns among airlines about passengers bringing aboard exotic creates that could pose a safety risk, and companies have recently begun tightening requirements.

The Transportation Department said it would focus on ensuring that U.S. carriers continue to accept the most commonly used service animals - dogs, cats, and miniature horses. Enforcement actions relating to other service animals would be on a case-by-case basis, it added.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:05 PM

1. I was going along fine until I got to miniature horses...wtf?

“In all my born days” my grandmother said...

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:26 PM

3. What? No potbelly pigs?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:25 PM

2. I am tired of all the fake service dogs

Poorly behaved, never trained "emotional support" animals. Quite often a miniature poodle, Pomeranian or some other toy breed. Then there are people with trumped up bullshit service animals- this cat alerts me when I'm getting a migraine.

I've seen all of that crap in my travels and more.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #2)

Thu May 17, 2018, 08:40 PM

4. My sister gets to take her toy breed dog on the plane because her husband

is a licensed whatever, and signs the papers to make it her service animal.

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